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Tomatillo   Turnip (and Swede)  
Tomatillo syn. Husk Cherry
No WA
Physalis ixocarpa
The tomatillo is a close relative of Cape Gooseberry and a distant relative of tomato. It grows a thin husk (or lantern) around the fruit that must be peeled prior to using the fruit. Tomatilloes are easy to grow and are an important ingredient in salsa and many Mexican dishes. They grow in similar way to tomatoes but are hardier and less prone to diseases such as fusarium or verticillium wilt. They will tolerate partial shade. Sow tomatillo seeds directly in the ground once all danger of frost is past and the soil is warm, at least 27C. If you live in a cooler area, start seeds in trays in a warm spot and transplant at the same time as you would tomato seedlings. The plants set flowers earlier than tomatoes, and the fruits can be harvested sooner, making them a good choice for areas with a short growing season. Space the plants 1m apart and provide support with a stake or a cage. Harvest when the fruit fills the husk but is still firm. Don't remove the husks until you're ready to use the fruits. Tomatilloes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month and freeze well.
Tomatillo 'Purple' UT    RARE
No WA
An heirloom variety that is prolific and productive. Fruits are 3 - 4 cm across with a dark purple skin. They have a sharper flavour than green tomatilloes and make an attractive purple salsa. The fruit is usually ripe just as it is about to fall off.
ST128 (approx. 30 seeds per pkt.) No WA
Tomatillo 'Toma Verde' UT
No WA
Syn. Mexican Husk Tomato
A prolific tomatillo with fruit the size of a small tomato, it is used for authentic Mexican and salsa recipes to give a sweet tangy flavour. The flavour is tart when young and fruit becomes sweeter as it ripens. The globe-shaped, firm fruit are green when ripe.
ST231 (approx. 40 seeds per pkt.) No WA
ST173 No WA
Turnip and Swede
Brassica rapa var. rapifera, B. napus
Turnips are a very hardy vegetable and easy to grow. They are sown late summer to winter (exception - Japanese turnip) Sow directly where they are to grow 1 cm deep. Thin seedlings to 20 cm between plants. Keep moist, to encourage growth and mulch well. Flesh is extremely tender when young with a mild flavour. Tops are good steamed and they are high in carotene and calcium. The roots can be used in soups, casseroles, mashed or steamed. Suitable for temperate and subtropical areas, unlikely to do well in the tropics.
Swede 'Laurentian' UT
Syn. Rutabaga
Swede 'Laurentian' is an improved form of 'American Purple Top' introduced in 1920. The large roots are globe-shaped, with a purple skin at the top and a creamy colour at the bottom. The flesh is fine-grained and sweet flavoured, ideal for mashing and adding to winter soups and stews. This is a very hardy vegetable and easy to grow. It stores extremely well. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Days to Harvest: 115 - 120.
SS215 (approx. 150 seeds per pkt.)
SS216
Turnip Japanese 'Tokyo Market' UT
'Tokyo Market' is an open-pollinated turnip that is very hardy and easy to grow. It has tender, smooth, pearly-white skin and mild flavoured, juicy, white flesh. It has a flattened globe shape, 7 - 10 cm across. The young leaves are nutritious and can be steamed or stir-fried. The roots are excellent as a baby vegetable or can be used raw, steamed, stir-fried or pickled. Eaten raw, the roots are much milder than radishes. It does well across a wide climate range and can be sown spring or autumn.
ST272 (approx. 100 seeds per pkt.)
ST273
Turnip 'Golden Globe' UT
Also known locally as 'Butter Turnips'. Introduced before 1888, this a heritage turnip with a beautiful golden skin, amber yellow flesh and delicate flavour. Stores well.
ST235 (approx. 150 seeds per pkt.)
Turnip 'Hidabeni Red' UT
Hardy and easy to grow, 'Hidabeni Red' is a very attractive root vegetable, with a glossy scarlet skin and white flesh. It has a flattened globe shape, 8 - 10 cm across, 5 cm high. The red-veined leaves are nutritious, high in carotene and calcium, they can be steamed or stir-fried. The roots can be used raw, steamed, stir-fried or pickled. Please note this seed is an F1 hybrid and so is not suitable for seed saving.
ST158 (approx. 75 seeds per pkt.)
Turnip 'Purple Top Milan' OG
'Purple Top Milan' is an Italian heirloom with creamy-white flat roots topped with purple. It has an excellent flavour; the flesh is fine-grained, crisp and succulent, use roasted, boiled or mashed. The tops (turnip greens) are good steamed and are high in carotene and calcium. Days to harvest: 60.
ST129 (approx. 100 seeds per pkt.)
Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe' OG
Introduced before 1895, the large, smooth, round root is purple above, white below. The flesh is very tender when young with a mild flavour. Use roasted, boiled or mashed. The leafy tops are good steamed and they are high in carotene and calcium. This is a very hardy vegetable and easy to grow. Days to harvest: 50.
ST122 (approx. 100 seeds per pkt.)
At Green Harvest we are passionate about open-pollinated, heirloom seed as we believe it is a resource belonging to all people, not a product to be exploited by a few. Open-pollinated vegetable seeds are genetically diverse treasures that have been passed on from generation to generation of gardeners. We invite you to contact us if you would like to help us preserve open-pollinated seed varieties in Australia. More information on seed saving...
Australian native plant
OG organically certified with AusQual - Certified Organic
UT untreated; no chemical fungicide, insecticide or rodenticide
edible flower petals to add colour, flavour and nutrition to meals
bee and good bug friendly. Information on growing bee forage.
H suitable for hot and humid growing conditions
No TAS / WA quarantine between states restricts the sale of seed to some states
Green Harvest specialises in seeds which are:
  • organically certified
  • guaranteed germination
  • open-pollinated
  • heirloom
  • not GMO (genetically modified)
More information about our seeds.
A free Successful Seed Raising Guide is included with your first seed order from Green Harvest.
Seed to WA: A $6.95 Quarantine Fee will be charged for all seed orders to WA. Green Harvest is sharing the cost of the quarantine fee with all our WA customers. Read more...
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Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies is permanently closed as of 5pm on 1-11-2023.
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